The Emo and the Jock by N. Phillips

Title:  The Emo and the Jock

Series:  N/A

Author:  N. Phillips

Genre:   Young Adult

Length:  Novel

Publisher:  Silver Publishing (June 23rd, 2012)

Heat Level:  Moderate

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts

Blurb:   Evan Harris and Cole Morgan couldn’t be more different. Evan is a lonely, abused Emo who longs for a better life, while Cole is the popular quarterback of his high school’s football team.

Unbeknownst to Evan, Cole is gay and has had crush on him for years. Evan wants nothing more than to graduate and leave his current life behind him. When he finds he is failing math, his teacher gives him a second chance in the form of a tutor, who just so happens to be Cole Morgan.

Cole and Evan quickly grow close, and before they know what hit them, they seem to be falling in love. Little do they know Charlie, Cole’s jealous ex-boyfriend, is spending his time scheming to break up the happy couple. Stalking and watching Cole’s every move, he wants nothing more than to have the jock become his again, whatever the price.

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Reviewer:   John

Review:  Everyone knows that I’m a sucker for these types of novels and that maybe the reason why I was expecting so much more from The Emo and the Jock. Yes, I loved the plot since in this case; the jock was the smart one while the emo needed the help to pass math. The love story instantly pulled me in and soon I found myself loving the characters and story line.

There are just two things that I didn’t like about this story. One was the fact that the writer referred to Evan and Cole as the emo and the jock so many times. I wondered why she chose to do that, since it did flow with the story well. Another thing I dislike was the fact that we never found out why Evan’s father abused him the way he did. Evan was the last reminiscence of his wife. He should have treated him like his most precious possession. Why the abuse?

Overall, it was an enjoyable read and I would totally recommend it since it does not follow the traditional nerd/jock love story which I happen to love. It is spanking new and fresh and very well written by N. Phillips